The College of Arts & Sciences is the heart of the University. We teach students to
think critically – to master creative and analytical processes. Setting standards
of excellence, our faculty and students are the pulse of academic life at the University
I am grateful for support from our friends and alumni. Their gifts make an enormous
difference in the experience we offer to our students. Attracting and retaining exceptional
faculty and students, and continuing our growth in cutting edge research sets us apart
– makes us exceptional. Private funding supports this standard of excellence.
Focusing on students and their needs is our priority. Providing quality, consistency,
and encouragement throughout each student's educational career is an important step
in supporting them as they navigate the excellent liberal arts curriculum that we
Private support creates opportunity for recruitment and retention of excellent students
who engage with the College and their communities. Investing in students is investing
in the future.
Scholarships for high level students with financial need - including:
Offering students the opportunity to study with faculty who are sources of knowledge,
who are demanding and inspiring, who ignite curiosity, and who are themselves leaders
in their fields creates an atmosphere of excellence. In short, faculty members form
the backbone of the College.
The College of Arts & Sciences seeks funding that sustains our level of faculty prominence
and continue to attract the world's premiere scholars and researchers.
Faculty support - including:
- Teaching Awards
- Research support
- Endowed chairs
Dean's Enrichment Fund
The Dean's Enrichment Fund provides support for departments and programs that help
promote excellence across the College as a whole. Evaluating success of departments
and areas that should reflect potential growth for current and future students is
a pivotal part of managing the College of Arts & Sciences.
The Dean, in partnership with leading faculty, address areas of need in an on-going
effort to reflect the standard of excellence set for the entire College.
The following are examples of some of the areas that have received support from the
Dean's Enrichment Fund
- Priority gap-funding for pivotal research projects
- Alumni Outreach for department specific programs
- Faculty recruitment
- Student recruitment
Investing in the College of Arts & Sciences is your opportunity to make an investment
in the future - an investment with immediate results and the benefit of a lasting
Thank you for considering what your personal investment will mean to students, faculty,
and the community.
Dr. Henry Kurtz
P.S. Please consider making your investment in the College of Arts & Sciences with
a planned gift. Your gift through a bequest, insurance policy or retirement account,
among others, will provide long term and critical support to our students and faculty.